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Kitchen remodel questions

4 years ago

Hi all. I’m remodeling my kitchen, and I have several questions. The perimeter will be white shaker style cabinets and the island will be quarter sawn oak. I’m planning on black leathered granite for the countertops. Do you think the black granite will be too dark with the quarter sawn oak island? The stain for the island will be a medium brown. I was also considering a lighter countertop for the island. Do you think that would be too busy in my small kitchen? The island will be a bit larger but the rest of the footprint will remain the same. I’m planning a white subway tile for the backsplash and new appliances. I am not planning on matching the island stain with the floor. Any guidelines I should follow for a complementary stain for the island?

Thanks for any help and insight you can offer!

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